From the CD: Keep On Smiling (2008)
 

 

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Thanks, But No Thanks   

Music, lyrics, arrangement and vocal performance by Franklyn Schaefer (BMI), © 2006

Published by JavaCasa Music (BMI). Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris Pati at Modern Voices Recording Studio, NY; co-produced by JavaCasa Music Studio, PA. 

                  
I ran into my ex just a week after she left me,

She said: "Hey, honey, are you alright?”
It took everything within me, just to keep myself together;
I said: “no, but I’ll be fine--you just wait!”

                  

You’ll never know, the strength you can show,

Until you take a look deep inside.

You’ll have your day, and you will be O.K.

Don't let pity get in the way!

                  

Thanks, but no thanks, that's O.K,
I don't need your pity!

Don't you think, even think, that I'm lost

Without you, baby.

And FYI, I will manage just fine.

I'm a "somebody" on my own.

So, thanks, but no thanks.

Thanks, but no thanks.      

       

I wish I could have gone to my recent school reunion,

With the story of my “wonderful life.”

As it happens, there’s not always a DreamWorks happy ending.

At times you simply try to survive.
       
You’ll never know, the strength you can show,

Until you take a look deep inside.

You’ll have your Day, and you will be O.K.

Don't let pity get in the way!

     

Thanks, but no thanks, that's O.K,
I don't need your pity!

Don't you think, even think, that I'm lost

Without you, baby.        

And FYI, I will manage just fine.

I'm a "somebody" on my own.

So, thanks, but no thanks.

Thanks, but no thanks.      

    

Don’t let the voice of shame enter your mind;

You must move on and leave your troubles behind.

      

Thanks, but no thanks, that's O.K,
I don't need your pity!

Don't you think, even think, that I'm lost

Without you, baby.

And FYI, I will manage just fine.

I'm a "somebody" on my own.

So, thanks, but no thanks.

Thanks, but no thanks.      
 

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From the CD:
Keep On Smiling (2008)